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LHC scare stories were good for science

发布时间:2019-03-14 09:06:01来源:未知点击:

By Valerie Jamieson YOU would have thought it was the final moments of the World Cup. An estimated 1 billion people were glued to their television screens. Nearly 6000 newspaper articles discussed the event and the blogosphere was buzzing with anticipation. T-shirts were made, Google changed its logo for the day, and people placed their bets. Only it wasn’t soccer that people around the globe were so enthralled by – it was a beam of protons. The protons’ lap around the 27-kilometre circumf-erence of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator,